Amber Road Trekking Cabin

Winner of the Amber Road Trekking Cabin competition




Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru, Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda

The Amber Road Trekking Cabin competition sought out ideas for a rest cabin along the Latvian Baltic coast that would make the iconic trekking trail more accessible to visitors.

Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru, Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda

The winning project, LINK by Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru, and Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda from Denmark, was chosen for its strength as both an architectural and landscape proposal.

Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru, Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda

By creating a network of narrow passages leading to the trekking cabins within the forest, LINK pursues an alternative mode of conservatism – creating low impact architectural interventions within the native ecologies of the site to preserve the natural landscape.

Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Lukasz Palczynski, Jan Szeliga, Antoni Prokop

The second place winners were Lukasz Palczynski, Jan Szeliga, and Antoni Prokop from the Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, whose designs included the organization of notched and stacked raw timber walls pinwheel to alternately generate nooks for sleeping and desks for contemplating the landscape.

Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Robert Brown, Carly Martin, Jincheng Jiang

Third place went to Robert Brown, Carly Martin, and Jincheng Jiang from Australia for their structure that opened on all sides on its lower level, further erasing the permanence of its base. Source and images Courtesy of Bee Breeders.

Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Diagram © Scott Grbavac, Andreea Cutieru, Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Lukasz Palczynski, Jan Szeliga, Antoni Prokop
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Lukasz Palczynski, Jan Szeliga, Antoni Prokop
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Diagram © Lukasz Palczynski, Jan Szeliga, Antoni Prokop
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Robert Brown, Carly Martin, Jincheng Jiang
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Image © Robert Brown, Carly Martin, Jincheng Jiang
Amber Road Trekking Cabin
Diagram © Robert Brown, Carly Martin, Jincheng Jiang

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